Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants Picket CAE Base Opening

Flight Attendants Push for a Fair Contract

Columbia, SC — Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), picketed at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) today to push for a fair contract. Air Wisconsin opened a Crew base at CAE on Monday as part of a regional air service contract for United Airlines.

“Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants have taken pay freezes, changed bases and more to ensure the stability of the airline. Now it’s time for a new Flight Attendant contract that recognizes our contributions to the success of the airline and our role as aviation’s first responders,” said Ernie Lazernick, AFA Air Wisconsin President.

View photo and video of the Columbia, SC picket.

Negotiations began in July 2016 and are overseen by the National Mediation Board.

Air Wisconsin is a regional airline, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin operating CRJ-200 regional jets. Air Wisconsin previously operated as an American Eagle regional air carrier. As of March 2018, Air Wisconsin operates exclusively as a United Express regional air carrier.


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